The Former Athlete Wants to Empower Others to Do the Same
The countdown to the big game is underway, and former pro football defensive lineman and sportscaster Mike Golic is always excited for the best day of football of the year.
At the same time, Golic is also eager to share his playbook to help Americans manage their diabetes. When Golic was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 16 years ago, he sought advice from family members also living with the condition, but quickly realized that he needed a plan to fit his specific needs and goals.
Coming from the world of sports, Mike knew that a well-considered plan could mean the difference between a touchdown and a fumble. Mike began creating a game plan to manage his condition and broke down each aspect of his diabetes management—such as exercise, healthy eating and health monitoring—thinking about what “plays” he could use to manage each one.
At first, his plays were basic. But as Mike continued his diabetes journey, his playbook evolved. Recently, Mike turned to a holistic approach for his diabetes management; a digital one-stop-shop that offers a customized program of health and wellness tools from experts like Noom, Fitbit, Cecelia Health and Welldoc. It allows Mike to build his own individual program choosing from a suite of solutions featuring live and digital diabetes support from experts as well as assistance reaching weight and fitness goals and much more.